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Vista Saves £38.73 annually compared to XP!

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Sorry if already posted but this is an interesting read and for all you guys that want to save the world from melting Vista helps


WARNING: PDF

http://download.microsoft.com/docume...Mar%202007.pdf

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This is comparing XP stock vs Vista stock. The annual savings are amazing and when managed you can save even more..

This test is very good and well done!

So what do you think of Vista now?
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I already think it's pretty slick .
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Saving money how? Energy?

Sorry I don't have adobe reader installed so I can't view the PDF.
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Saving money how? Energy?

Sorry I don't have adobe reader installed so I can't view the PDF.
Yes Vista's standby uses less power and resumes much faster then XP.
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ya, its power management that saves $$
    
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Oh, I'm sure my Vista rig saves a ton more than my old XP rig.. Mostly because my XP rig was 24/7, this one is only on when I'm home or running stuff overnight.
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Saving money how? Energy?

Sorry I don't have adobe reader installed so I can't view the PDF.
XP at stock doesn't have much if any power saving features.
Vista at stock after 60 minutes of Idle will go into sleep mode and save a ton for many corporations. Also Vista has better power management features on a network level. Also it uses Hibernation as a standard for XP to hibernate you need to start -> turn off -> SHIFT then standby turns to hibernation and a lot of noob's didn't know that...

Vista is altogether a better power managed OS.

And after some tweaking can get an extra 2-3 pounds savings per year.

UK£ 38.73 = 78.594789 U.S. dollars

Total savings per year on the same PC running Vista vs. XP can save
UK£ 40.73 = 82.653389 U.S. dollars a year.

On our gaming rigs it can save even more because we run more power consuming things
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post #8 of 10
200 dollars for Vista makes it two and a half years before you see savings and I am assuming this test only includes Microsoft OS (I can't as of now get the link to work).
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I always liked Vista
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It will save me approximately $0 and 0 cents over its lifetime because one of my computers is 24/7 folding and my gaming rig is off when I'm not sitting at it.
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